A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 300 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (186 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -31.0122° West, -55.0616° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:31:25 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:31 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:31:25 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10006ggh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ggh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and two, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 300 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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